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Wreck of the Tracy D: Discovery of an Unidentified Shipwreck on Ossabaw Island

Part of the Ossabaw Island project

Author(s): Daniel Elliott

Year: 2005

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Archaeological investigations at the North End Plantation, Ossabaw Island took place during the winter of2005. Several of the archaeology project team members participated in an unrelated discovery of a shipwreck on the South End Point of Ossabaw Island in St. Catherines Sound during that period. This previously unknown and, as yet, unidentified wreck was first discovered by Tracy Dean, who noticed nineteenth century bottle glass and ballast flint on the beach and the wreck site was named in her honor. Additional evidence of the wreck was discovered during several subsequent visits to the site. This brief monograph describes the site discovery and field conditions that were observed in early 2005.

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Wreck of the Tracy D: Discovery of an Unidentified Shipwreck on Ossabaw Island. Daniel Elliott. 2005 ( tDAR id: 367803) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8H9941R


Spatial Coverage

min long: -81.205; min lat: 31.699 ; max long: -81.005; max lat: 31.873 ;

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Contact(s): Rachel Black

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wreck-of-the-tracy-d-report_redacted.pdf 7.14mb Oct 12, 2011 10:19:04 AM Public
Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America